VSAs Sing, Sing, Sing!

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Music Hall

Sing, Sing, Sing competition makes a welcome return this Spring. For one night only, the Music Hall Aberdeen will come alive to the sound of a community choir competition, hosted by VSA’s Honorary President Fiona Kennedy, alongside Laura Pike. Singers of all abilities are invited to practise two songs for three months, supported by VSA, culminating in a single performance – the ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ finale where the winning choir will be crowned.

All money raised from Sing, Sing, Sing will go towards supporting VSA’s Mental Health Services and vulnerable adults on their journey to recovery. It is thanks to the huge success of events like Sing, Sing, Sing that VSA can continue to offer local people the support they require to enable them to lead the very best of lives. The prestigious judges who will decide on the winning choir include Paul Mealor – Royal composer, Craig Wilson – The Kilted Chef, Lisa Milne – a recognised Scottish soprano from Aberdeen and Kevin Kyle – Director of Aberdeen City Music School. Over the years the event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity.

“It’s very exciting for both Laura Pike and I to have ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ back at the wonderful Music Hall in May. It’s a joyful night, but also for all the choirs and singers, a great fun experience whether they have sung in public, or just in the shower before – all are welcome to join in. It’s also so important to raise awareness for those who suffer from mental health challenges and how singing and music can help to turn things around.”

Fiona Kennedy OBE

 

Get Involved

We are absolutely delighted to announce that VSAs Sing, Sing, Sing! will return to the Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday 26th May 2024. VSA, the social care charity supporting the people of Aberdeen & north-east Scotland, is inviting local choirs to participate in the established ‘Sing Sing Sing’ competition. 

Open to all community choirs, Singers of all abilities are invited to a single performance - the ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ finale where the winning choir will be crowned. We would love to invite you to be part of an extra special Sing, Sing, Sing in 2024. Event information; For one night only, Aberdeen’s Music Hall will come alive to the sound of community choirs, hosted by VSA’s Honorary President Fiona Kennedy OBE. 

Singers of all abilities are invited to practise two songs for three months, supported by VSA, culminating in a single performance - the ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ finale where the winning choir will be crowned. The prestigious judges who will decide on the winning choir include Paul Mealor - Royal composer, Craig Wilson - The Kilted Chef, Lisa Milne – a recognised Scottish soprano from Aberdeen and Kevin Kyle - Director of Aberdeen City Music School. Over the years the event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity. Renowned Scottish singer Fiona Kennedy has supported VSA for over 30 years, has been a Chair and is now an active Honorary President of VSA. Fiona now serves as Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and was awarded an OBE in 2002 for her charitable work and music.

The choirs will be supported by Fiona Kennedy, alongside Laura Pike. Laura graduated from the Northern College of Education in Aberdeen with a Bachelor in Music Education (Hons.), and won the Margaret Rutherford Scholarship to study at Mountview Theatre London, majoring in Musical Theatre. She was lucky enough to fall straight into the role of ‘Phyllis Dicks’ in Hamish Macbeth after graduating from Mountview, then ‘Liza’ in the Bondagers and BBC’s Casualty. Today, Laura continues to Direct, MD and perform professionally. Over the last 20 years, she has helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for many organisations in Scotland and the North-East.

Requirements of joining 

  • Singers of all abilities are invited to practice two songs for three months, supported by VSA, culminating in a single performance - Easy to remember 3 months >2 songs > 1 performance 
  • The event is open to all choirs, businesses and groups who wish to take part. 
  • All Choirs must register to take part in the event, a registration form has been attached. 
  • To ensure smooth running of the event pre and post-performance all choirs must have a lead contact who VSA can liaise with for administration purposes. 
  • All mentors are required to provide VSA with their song choices by Monday 26th of February, 3 months before show. so that we can register this with PKVRS. 
  • All choirs are required to participate in the opening and closing songs of the performance which will be chosen and conducted by Laura Pike. We appreciate that not all members will be able to attend ‘large choir’ rehearsals, it is requested that where possible a few representatives attend. Recordings from the large choir rehearsals will be available to download for all choirs/members via a closed Facebook group page: facebook.com/groups/vsasing24
  • We have some individuals who are looking to join choirs, can you please let me know what choirs are welcoming new members and the best form of contact to pass on details.

Communication & Rehearsals : 

  • First rehearsal is this Sunday 25th February at Broom Hill Activity centre 6pm arrival , rehearsal will begin at 6.00pm Additional rehearsals are as follows ; ‘VSA large choir’ dates with Laura Pike 
  • Sunday 25th Feb 
  • Sunday 17th March 
  • Sunday 14th April 
  • Sunday 28th April
  • Sunday 12th May
  • Sunday 19th May 6pm -8pm VSA’s Broomhill Activity Centre (No parking available on site, but plenty off on-street parking) Full performance dress rehearsal with band Saturday 25th May 12pm-6pm VSA’s Broomhill Activity Centre Final performance rehearsals Sunday 26th May 12pm- 4pm Music Hall Aberdeen VSA Sing, Sing, Sing! 204 Sunday 26th May Doors open at 6.30pm performance starts at 7pm Music Hall Aberdeen

www.vsa.org.uk 

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£11.50 Concession
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